An African American blog of politics, culture, and social activism.
By- Joy Keys
Forbes Magazine , the largest and most influential business publication in the world has named soleRebels founder Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu to its recently published list 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa List .
“ These are 20 women, all under age 45, who wield enormous influence in African business, [...]
By: Bill Johnson
Free Lance Journalist
This letter serves as an introduction of Collin Foster Mays. Collin is a young, fresh and emerging talent who is destined to leave an indelible mark on Michigan’s political landscape.
Collin is a 2008 graduate of West Bloomfield High School. He is currently a junior at Western Michigan University with [...]
Hapless Alonso Quixano is an aging man, obsessed with books on chivalry. As he delves further into them, losing sleep and his sanity, he embarks on his own quests as a knight. A title that frequently tops list of best novels ever written, it’s a must-read for any college student.
Written in 1942 by Nobel Laureate [...]
By Lindsey Smith
New chambers of commerce are starting to form in cities across Michigan to support African-American business leaders. The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce is working to charter local black chambers in several cities. The group wants to empower African-American business leaders to overcome unique challenges, like historically bad access to capital.
Leaders of [...]
Founded in 2008, Street Etiquette is a style blog that approaches personal style from an urban perspective. With sartorial influences stretching over many areas and eras of fashion, owners Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, each just twenty years old, combine to publish a truly unique vision of fashionable menswear. Among other accolades, Street Etiquette has [...]
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is fed up with flash mobs that have been taking place in the City of Brotherly Love over the last year. Young black teens have been harassing, harming and looting local businesses and residents in the Center City area of the city.
Mayor Nutter had some choice words for the parents of [...]
By: Shawn Wright
Bobby Smith, 27
Founder, En Garde Detroit
Why he lives in metro Detroit: Enjoys the work ethic and possibilities of making a difference. “I love working hard and a good fight. … I stay in Detroit because I believe in Detroit.”
Claim to fame: Founded En Garde Detroit, a Detroit-based social entrepreneurship business that sells fencing [...]
By – Johannah Jelks
This afternoon I recently held a heated discussion with a Family member about the issue of colorisim as a disease in our beautiful and prideful African American Community. “Dark Girls” Documentary Takes Painful Look at Colorism helped me and many others to realize the strength in struggle of making all women [...]
71 POP will be Detroit’s first ever collaborative pop-up retail shop devoted entirely to emerging local creatives. There goal is to install rotating shops of 71 new artists and designers at minimal or no cost to them. Simply put, our artists will come in and install their shops and we’ll handle the rest! Aside from [...]
Dr. Ben Carson, is an American neurosurgeon and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He attended Yale University, where he earned a degree in Psychology. From Yale, he attended University of Michigan Medical School, where his interest shifted from psychiatry to neurosurgery. Carson’s excellent hand-eye coordination and three-dimensional reasoning skills made [...]